Think you’re happy that Meghan Markle is engaged to Prince Harry?
You should hear what Meghan Markle’s father has to say about it!
No, really, you should. Scroll down to find out what he just said…
Back on November 27, after Clarence House confirmed that the actress and the Royal Stud Muffin had agreed to marry, Markle’s parent did issue the following statement:
"We are incredibly happy for Meghan and Harry. Our daughter has always been a kind and loving person. To see her union with Harry, who shares the same qualities, is a source of great joy for us as parents,"
Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland, who are divorced, added at the time:
"We wish them a lifetime of happiness and are very excited for their future together."
Thomas, however, is not spotted out in public very often.
He’s been described by some outlets as a "reclusive" individual who lives a quiet life in Mexico.
But The Daily Mirror tracked him down in Rosarito Beach (where he was purchasing a four-pack of beer and cigarettes, the newspaper notes) and asked if he’ll be at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle to give away his daughter.
Thomas "beamed," the publication writes, told the reporter:
"Yes. I’d love to."
Markle and Harry have confirmed the aforementioned wedding location, along with their plans to exchange vows in May of next year.
(Many insiders, meanwhile, think Markle will then announce her pregnancy by next Christmas. But that’s pure speculation at the moment.)
"I’m very pleased," the 73-year-old dad added. "I’m delighted."
Markle’s parents have been indirectly in the news a bit because Thomas is white, while Doria is African-American.
Because people often suck, there’s been debate over Markle’s heritage and some unfortunate harassment she’s suffered as a result.
As for plans more immediate than her nuptials, a source explains to Us Weekly how Meghan will celebrate her first Christmas season as the fiancee of a Royal.
After celebrating Christmas Eve at Queen Elizabeth II’s Sandringham House Harry and his bride-to-be will join Prince William and Kate Middleton at their nearby Anmer Hall home in Norfolk, England.
“They’ll be William and Kate’s guests and travel back and forth with them,” the insider says.
Doesn’t sound too shabby at all, does it?
On December 25 itself, the quartet will be served a traditional English breakfast… attend a mandatory 11 a.m. service at St. Mary Magdalene Church… and then chow down on a a lunch featuring two roast turkeys.
That’s some specific, delicious detail right there!
We’ll let you know more about Harry and Markle’s holiday and wedding plans when further news breaks.